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Update: LOL thank you all for your kind words and for letting me having my temper tantrum without flaming me. ;D

I talked with my mom, who pointed out that I really should board this dog for the real reason that I am extremely allergic to him. I have been wheezing and coughing up a lung since he got here. She also told me that for the sake of the relationship with my MIL, I need to suck it up and pay for the boarding, since I did agree to be responsible for the dog. And I will clean my own carpet, since goodness knows it needs it anyway!

My mom pointed out that no one likes to hear negative things about their loved ones, and I will be much less likely to alienate my MIL if we simply explain that I am allergic and I can't have him here and leave out the part where he pees, bites, poops, and harasses my dogs.

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I can't stand it. I tried. Toby is out of here. I don't care what happens to him, but he is not welcome here. I am so pissed. I have been put in an impossible situation. My 75 yr old mother in law is in the hospital having just had hip replacement surgery. She is expected to be there three weeks. I have her horrible little nasty yorkie, Toby. Never before have I hated a dog, but I hate this dog more that works could possibly express. He whines. He barks. He harasses Tatum every time I turn my back. He has pooped and peed on my very nice living room area rug. When I put him in the crate, he barks the the top of his lungs until he goes hoarse.

So, I am evicting him. I know I am making an enemy of my MIL forever. She is in the hospital and on a fixed income, and she going to have to pay to board him and pay to have my rug cleaned. I agreed to dog sit an adult, house trained dog. Not a nasty little creature who I have to have attached to my hip every second.

The first three days, he was fine. He went out to pee and poop. He followed me around, but not obnoxiously so. Now, he has started nipping and jumping. Now he is peeing and pooping.

I just got home and he has peed all over his crate. I am NOT cleaning it up. He will be going back in there complete with his pee.

Just thought I would share.
 

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deific said:
Why don't you train him to be a better dog?
You have got to be kidding. Have you ever tried to train someone else's Terrier? We can't even get him to sit (which my MIL insists he knows).
 

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Oh Jenn!!

I understand your frustration. I had my parents' dog here while they were on vacation and while he isn't half as bad as Toby, he was a little sh*t. Literally. Pooped all over the front foyer. Barky, yippy, demanding, and no manners! He even taught Henery to bark at passersby! ::) So, we had a bit of a "boot camp" here that week!

But oh, I feel your pain!
 
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Momma to J and A said:
deific said:
Why don't you train him to be a better dog?
You have got to be kidding. Have you ever tried to train someone else's Terrier? We can't even get him to sit (which my MIL insists he knows).
My wife had a Silky Terrier, it can be done. You have a lab, so you have experience training.
 

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Momma to J and A said:
deific said:
Why don't you train him to be a better dog?
You have got to be kidding. Have you ever tried to train someone else's Terrier? We can't even get him to sit (which my MIL insists he knows).
My wife had a Silky Terrier, it can be done. You have a lab, so you have experience training.
It's not her responsibility! ;) She's doing the MIL a favor by keeping it there. She has her hands full with her own wonderful pups!
 
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deific said:
Momma to J and A said:
deific said:
Why don't you train him to be a better dog?
You have got to be kidding. Have you ever tried to train someone else's Terrier? We can't even get him to sit (which my MIL insists he knows).
My wife had a Silky Terrier, it can be done. You have a lab, so you have experience training.
It's not her responsibility! ;) She's doing the MIL a favor by keeping it there. She has her hands full with her own wonderful pups!

Now, the avatar?
She did agree to take the dog. The dog is obviously house trained but because its in a new situation its stressed out.
 

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deific said:
zoezoe said:
deific said:
Momma to J and A said:
deific said:
Why don't you train him to be a better dog?
You have got to be kidding. Have you ever tried to train someone else's Terrier? We can't even get him to sit (which my MIL insists he knows).
My wife had a Silky Terrier, it can be done. You have a lab, so you have experience training.
It's not her responsibility! ;) She's doing the MIL a favor by keeping it there. She has her hands full with her own wonderful pups!

Now, the avatar?
She did agree to take the dog. The dog is obviously house trained but because its in a new situation its stressed out.
1. I agreed to take her house trained, adult dog
2. I did not ask your opinion. I have no idea who you are, and I do not value it.
 

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I don't know if I want to laugh or cry. Your post brought back bitter memories.
I lived with someone who had a Yorkie.
My first impression was "what a cute little thing." Shortly thereafter, I retracted those words and replaced them with "sneaky, spiteful and smelly."
Every chance he got, that dog would bite Buddy on his rear legs. Never in the front, where Buddy could have retaliated, always the back so he could get away unscathed.
Poor Buddy would be minding his own business and he'd jump up and dig his teeth into one of Bud's ears. My gentle boy would try to get up and walk away, all the while this beast would hang off him like a furry earring.
He'd wait until he was a good distance from me - just enough so I could see him - then he'd lift his leg and pee or leave me a pile of crap to pick up!!!
And I'll never understand how people carry those animals around in their arms. They smell worse than dead fish. I'm serious. If he didn't get shampooed every other day, you couldn't go near that dog. And I never did decide what smelled worse, his ears or his breath. And yes, he was checked by the vet, MANY times to see if there was something wrong with him internally that could cause such an odor. That usually resulted in having to pay to get hair removed from his inner ears which, if not done quite often, led to an infection. No explanation regarding his bad breath, but his body odor was blamed on him having hair as opposed to fur. I'll stay with a lab, thank you.

You have my sympathy and total support.
 

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Terrier hu? But that's impossible, they're so small and cute... They should just take care ofthemselves... ;)

I don't blame you one bit...
 

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I'd rather take care of my MIL for three weeks instead of her dog! And believe me - that would NOT be a walk in the park.
 

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I don't know if I want to laugh or cry. Your post brought back bitter memories.
I lived with someone who had a Yorkie.
My first impression was "what a cute little thing." Shortly thereafter, I retracted those words and replaced them with "sneaky, spiteful and smelly."
Every chance he got, that dog would bite Buddy on his rear legs. Never in the front, where Buddy could have retaliated, always the back so he could get away unscathed.
Poor Buddy would be minding his own business and he'd jump up and dig his teeth into one of Bud's ears. My gentle boy would try to get up and walk away, all the while this beast would hang off him like a furry earring.
He'd wait until he was a good distance from me - just enough so I could see him - then he'd lift his leg and pee or leave me a pile of crap to pick up!!!
And I'll never understand how people carry those animals around in their arms. They smell worse than dead fish. I'm serious. If he didn't get shampooed every other day, you couldn't go near that dog. And I never did decide what smelled worse, his ears or his breath. And yes, he was checked by the vet, MANY times to see if there was something wrong with him internally that could cause such an odor. That usually resulted in having to pay to get hair removed from his inner ears which, if not done quite often, led to an infection. No explanation regarding his bad breath, but his body odor was blamed on him having hair as opposed to fur. I'll stay with a lab, thank you.

You have my sympathy and total support.
OMG Thank you, thank you, thank you.

I realize I sound like a raving lunitic. Well, probably because I am. The thing that breaks my heart and breaks the deal is that he goes after poor, sweet Tatum every chance he gets. He knows Jacob and Aly will not tollerate any crap, but Tatum still have a really hard time standing up for herself.

I tried to clean his crate, and I threw up. I have never smelt pee that smells like that, and goodness knows that with three dogs, I have cleaned up my fair share of pee.

Thank you for making me sound much less crazy. ;D
 

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I'd rather take care of my MIL for three weeks instead of her dog! And believe me - that would NOT be a walk in the park.
Well, she'll be needing a lot of that, too, when she is discharged. And I will do so.
 

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mich said:
I'd rather take care of my MIL for three weeks instead of her dog! And believe me - that would NOT be a walk in the park.
Well, she'll be needing a lot of that, too, when she is discharged. And I will do so.
Man oh Man, it really sucks to be you right now.

I give you my most heart felt of sympathies......
 

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We watched a friends Yorkie for a few days a few months ago. It walked in the door and peed on our good furniture. I understand that he must have been stressed but the behaviour continued for the whole weekend, poo and pee everywhere although we took him for walks MANY times. That is the only dog that I have ever disliked intensely. He had never been through any training and had been eating people food and getting away with murder so it is not his fault, but it will be a cold day in hell before we watch that dog again.
 

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It's not Jenn's job to train this dog. She was doing her MIL a favor by dogsitting. She got pissing, yapping and nipping as a thank you. I wouldn't want the little beast in my house either.
 

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I house sat a yorkie once. Once.

It bit me. It bit my best girlfriend. It bit Maverick. It peed on me. It peed on the floor. It peed on itself.

I told the owner I would never do that again.

And seriously, deific,- I paid a lot of living expenses through college dogsitting- training is never, ever included in that. First of all, because you don't know if the owners even want you do that. Secondly, if you are going to train the dog, there are different charges that should be discussed with the owner. Third, there are different liabilities that should be released.
 
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